WFU School of Business MBA Alumni Report Significant Post-Grad Salary Growth

2.4.2014 General, News Release, School News

The Financial Times Ranks Full-Time MBA program among tops in the nation

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Wake Forest University School of Business full-time MBA program is ranked among the top 50 in the U.S., according to the Financial Times of London. With an overall ranking of #47 in the nation, the Financial Times ranking also placed the School at #2 for salary growth.

For this ranking, Wake Forest’s full-time MBA class of 2010 reported a 120% salary increase over pre-MBA wages three years after graduation, which contributed to the program’s high ranking in the category of alumni salary increase.

“We have sought to ensure the best return on investment possible for our MBA graduates,” said Dean Steve Reinemund. “It’s gratifying that our alumni have reported their professional success as part of that equation and regard their Wake Forest education highly.”

Wake Forest ranked #13 in the nation for value for the money, and #16 for aims achieved, which is the extent to which alumni fulfilled their reasons for seeking an MBA degree. The publication also ranked the School of Business in the Top 100 business education programs globally.

For the past 16 years, the Financial Times has produced a ranking of full-time MBA programs.  European or U.S. schools must be accredited by an international accreditation body such as AACSB, EQUIS or AMBA.  To be considered, schools must have a full-time MBA program that has been running for at least four years, and it must have graduated its first class at least three years ago, according to the Financial Times. The rankings are based on data collected from two main sources, alumni and business schools. Graduates receive the Financial Times surveys three years after they have completed the degree to assess the effect of the MBA on their subsequent career progression and salary growth.

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